Diamond/Pearl - Poketch Guide

Written By: Deezlink
Version 1.50

Table of Contents

  1. Legal
  2. Introduction
  3. Poketch Applications
  4. Tips
  5. About The Guide
  6. Contact/What I Need Help With/Acknowledgements
  7. "Dot Artist" Contest

Version 1.50 - Updated the berry route location, I put 205 instead of 208. I must be losing my mind. :P Added more info and fixed some mistakes I had. Neoseeker now hosts my guide, too.

Version 1.25 - Wow, I completely forgot that the "Drawing Board" is called Dot Artist. I changed that (after some friendly e-mail's :P) and added a few other blurbs about Poketch Applications.

Version 1.0 - Added all of the Applications I'm 100% positive you can get in this game. All I need now are to write even more tips for getting the full experience of the Poketch. :P

Version 0.7 - Added even more Applications. Just found out some can only be gotten in Nintendo Events.

Version 0.4 - Added applications because I found some more. :P
I think there is more out there, and I'll be looking.

Version 0.2 - Added the missing info that I found. I added Application 11-17, and am going to add on more info to 17. Still trying to beat Pearl and find more, but I'll use my brothers game to figure this stuff out.

Version 0.1 - Added 1-10 of the Poketch Tools, Still need to find out some info, Guide Created. It's my first, so cut me some slack. :P


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With every new Pokemon game comes something new. All those that remember Silver can recall a Cell Phone Radio like device that was cut from Ruby and Sapphire. While it did disappear, it came back in Diamond and Pearl, under a new name. That name, is called the Poketch.

But what is the Poketch?

The Poketch is a device that is acquired somewhat early in the game. To get it, when you go to Jubilife City, when you attempt to walk past the school, a man will stop and offer you a Poketch if you find the three clowns.

One is in front of the door to the TV Station, one is outside of the Poketch Company building, and the last is behind the Pokemon Center. It has useful functions (such as time) that can aid you as you are playing. But, you do not start out with all of them. You need to find them throughout the game. Although they are not very well hidden, you can easily skip them. This guide will explain where they are, what they are, and some tips to using the Poketch. I finally got what seems to be all of the Applications listed (as well as some AR help :P) so if there are any more, let me know.

***Trainer's Tip***

To change Poketch applications, click the big red button on the side. If you want to skip to a certain one without clicking, waiting, and clicking again, click it multiple times to see a number of what tool you are on.

Poketch Tools

What the tools are and how to get them. They are in the ordered of the numbers the Poketch displays them as.

1. Digital Clock
Use: Tells the time according to your DS internal clock. Change the time via your DS's menu. By touching the screen when the clock is on, it lights up.

Obtained: When you get the Poketch.

2. Calculator
Use: To solve any equations that might come up during the journey. Breeders can find this useful.

Obtained: When you get the poketch.

3. Memo/Note Pad
Use: To jot down notes. Obtained: Talking to the poketch president in Jubilife City after receiving the first gym badge.

***Trainer's Tip***
Notes disappear when you change applications!

4. Pedometer/Step Counter
Use: Find out how many steps you have taken. Press clear for the step counter to reset. When you go past the maximum amount it resests.

Obtained: When you get the poketch.

5. Pokemon List
Use: To see the Pokemon in your party. Touch them to hear their cries. It also displays their HP (Hit Points) and if they are carrying an item.

Obtained: When you get the Poketch.

6. Friendship Checker
Use: Identifies Pokemon that like you.

Obtained: Talk to the brown haired girl in the Enterna City Pokemon Center.

7. Item Radar
Use: To find invisible items that might lie about. Touch any where on the radar, and if an item is there, it will show up on the radar.

Obtained: Talking to Dawn when you arrive at Route 207.

8. Berry Searcher
Use: To see where berry trees have berries on them.

Obtained: At Route 208. Talk to the girl in the Soil Shop and answer Yes to receive this.

9. Day Care Checker
Use: To check the Pokemon in the day care, and what level they are at.

Obtained: Drop off a Pokemon at the Day Care, and talk to the man inside of the day care.

10. Pokemon History
Use: To find out the Pokemon you have recently obtained.

Obtained: Talk to the man outside of Solaceon Town near the Pokemon Center.

11. Counter
Use: Press the + to count...well...anything. It resets back to zero when you reach the maximum amount.

Obtained: Talking to the third from the top lady at the Veilstone Department Store on the second floor.

12. Analog Clock
Use: Showing the time with an Analog Clock. By touching the screen when the clock is on, it lights up.

Obtained: Go to Celestic Town and talk to the Karate Guy inside of the house around the southwest side of town.

13. Marking Map
Use: To mark locations on the map by dragging symbols to the designated area.

Obtained: Talk to the Poketch President after receiving 3 gym badges.

14. Link Searcher
Use: To find people if they are on wireless.

Obtained: Talk to the Poketch President after receiving 5 gym badges.

***Trainer's Tip***
You can only use this if you are standing still!

15. Coin Toss
Use: A coin flips around and has a 50% chance of being heads or tails. Maybe use it for Pokemon trades? :P

Obtained: Go to route 213 around Valor Lakefront. Look for a house you can rock climb down to. Talk to the guy inside to receive it.

16. Type Chart
Use: To find out what type is weak to what type.

Obtained: Talk to the Poketch President after receiving 7 gym badges.

17. Calendar
Use: States the date. By touching a date, it will change to a lighter color, allowing you to remember a certain date.

Obtained: You get this from a resident in Sunyshore City by bringing him a Pokemon with a Serious Nature.

18. Dot Arist
Use: Okay, I was filled in (and I had fun with this myself). What this does is kind of like MS Paint, except by touching a square, you can go through a pallet of 4 colors and make a picture. See the contest in the contact section for a cool little game I made.

Obtained: You get this from a resident in Sunyshore City by bringing him a Pokemon with a Naive nature.

19. Roulette
Use: A simple Roulette, start and stop it spinning by clicking on it. You can draw anything you want on it.

Obtained: You get this from a resident in Sunyshore City by bringing him a Pokemon with a Quirky Nature.

20. Pokeradar Checker
Use: Find out the Pokemon you have seen most using the checker.

Obtained: By getting Pal Park.

21. Kitchen Timer
Use: It lets you set a timer to count down.

Obtained: Show the brown haired girl in Pal Park a Snorlax. (A note, she is in the bottom right hand corner).

22. Color Changer
Use: Have you ever thought that the dull green on the Poketch is boring? This allows you to change the colors of the Poketch! All of the colors are:

-Standard Green
-A Lighter Red (Pink)
-A Grayish Like Color

Obtained: Show the girl (see above for which) in Pal Park a Kecleon.

23. Matchup Checker
Use: A simple way to check if two Pokemon can breed. The closer the Luvdiscs come to each other, the better chance they have of breeding.

Obtained: Participating in a Nintendo Event.

24. Stopwatch
Use: Well, a stop watch. It counts time up. Press the Voltorb in the center to start and stop it!

Obtained: Participating in a Nintendo Event.

25. Alarm Clock
Use: The functions of a simple Alarm Clock. Set a time, (and according to your DS's time) it will go off then with a loud Pokemon roar. :)

Obtained: Participating in a Nintendo Event.


About the Guide

Why did I make this?

When I got the Poketch, I was entrapped. I love it. It's so cool what little gadgets and things are on it. So, I looked on GameFAQ's (my favorite FAQ site :P) and I saw there was no guide to these wonderful little things.

I got close to beating the game, and I decided to join GameFAQ's to trade Pokemon and stuff on the message board. Well, I decided to write this soon after I joined. My brother beat Diamond, so I'll be using both of our games to figure things out.

If you have any suggestions for this guide, please look in the contact section for ways you can tell me.

Contact/What I Need Help With/Acknowledgements

Before I give out my ways, let me put this forth.

What I will accept via e-mail:
-Things I Need Help With
-Any Additional Questions You Need Answered

What I Will Not Accept:
-Flames/Hate/Pokemon suxxorz
-Any Kind Of Malicious Software Program

If you send in anything that helps the guide, I will give you 100% credit for it. :)

This is my email:


Being my first guide, I might need help with a few things or need missing info.

Here they are:
-Formatting ideas
-Anything helpful.
-Info on any Nintendo Event Application event dates.
-Why the clocks light up when you touch them.


-My family, for supporting me with everything I do
-My teachers, for teaching me a lot of things :P
-My brother, for being a Pokemon Expert and letting me use his game
-The WiiareUber forums, for supporting me in this. (http://z4.invisionfree.com/WiiAreUber_Forums/index.php? act=idx)
-Kilo, for giving me info about the Match-Up application.
-B-Ryan and L255J, for letting me know what girl you need to talk to in Park Pal. L255J also let me know about my dumb "Dot Artist" mistake. :)
-Purple100 for letting me know you can draw on the roulette, and that the calendar dates can light up. He also let me know that its the "Dot Artist", not the Drawing Board. :P
-Patrick Lee for letting me know it's Route 208, not 205.
-Iggy Koopa, for letting me know about the step counter reset.
-You, for reading this :P

I bet you saw that last one coming, right? :)

Dot Art Contest!

What can you make with this little tool? Create a picture with it, take a picture of it, and send it to my e-mail with the subject "Dot Artist Contest" and a link to the picture (sorry, no attachments). The winner will recieve...well...a lot of recognition and the picture as an example in my guide. :P Contest ends eventually, when I get a lot of entries.

Copyright 2007 Deezlink